BALTIMORE, April 11, 2023―Nicholas C. Stewart has joined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group in its Baltimore office. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Stewart was a partner at Saul Ewing LLP.
“Expanding our Corporate Practice Group remains a priority, and as its workload continues to increase, I’m very pleased with the group’s great performance and trajectory,” said Duane Morris Chairman and CEO Matthew A. Taylor. “Along with attracting terrific talent like Nick, we continue to add new clients who are seeking innovative work and experience in fund formation and management and other transactional work.”
“Our team offers a one-stop shop when it comes to private investment fund transactions, fund formation and management and regulatory counsel, and we’re expecting 2023 to be another strong year,” said Brian P. Kerwin, chair of Duane Morris’ Corporate Practice Group. “Nick’s experience certainly adds to our capabilities in an important way, and we are expecting to add more talent in the near term.”
“We’re excited to add a new partner to our Baltimore office, expanding our service offerings to private investment funds, and increasing our firm’s presence locally,” said Michael C. Hardy, managing partner of the firm’s Baltimore office.
Stewart focuses his practice on formation and management matters for middle-market funds and emerging managers. He represents a range of private funds, including private equity, venture, hedge and real estate funds, with respect to their formation and operation. Formation services include fund structuring and fundraising strategy, document preparation, investor negotiations and relations, and related regulatory compliance. For fund management, Stewart provides counsel for general operational matters and for inflection points, from financings, lines of credit and capital calls, to interest transfers, fund restructurings and leadership successions.
Private funds also look to Stewart for assistance with various transactions, including acquisitions and investments, follow-on financings and sales of portfolio companies. In addition to his fund work, he serves as outside counsel for other businesses, including with respect to strategic transactions and corporate governance matters. Stewart works with clients in an array of industries, including technology, real estate, workforce and education, health care, telecommunications, and food and beverage.
“Duane Morris understands the importance of providing the full suite of services required by fund managers to successfully raise, deploy and harvest capital, and is willing to invest in it,” said Stewart. “I’m excited to join this talented team of fund attorneys who are not only highly sophisticated and experienced, but also provide high-touch services to clients. I think the continued growth of the funds team shows just how valuable that is.”
Stewart is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School (J.D., with honors, 2010), where he was on the editorial board of the Public Contract Law Journal and a J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Public Service Fellow. He is also a graduate of the University of Maryland (B.A., cum laude, 2006).
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